Kiyomi Fukui is a graduate majoring in printmaking. With her major she wants to make art and teach students. Currently she teaches a lower division class. It is her first time teaching, and she is still getting used to the challenges. But, so far, she likes it.
Kiyomi Fukui’s Reminiscing Remnants, was inspired by tea. More specifically, making tea. Her close friend is into tea making, and she noticed that the teacups would leave a water ring on the cloth of the table. This gave her the idea for her installation. She took table sized paper and painted it with Grape juice, Carrot juice, and Jude juice. Kiyomi placed the paper on the table and hosted a tea party. Kiyomi asked the guest to be clumsy and purposely spill the tea onto the table. At the end of her party, she collected her pieces and let them dry. There was no modifying or adding anything else onto the table paper. The rips were made from when she pulled the pieces of the table and some parts were stuck, causing a rip.
Kiyomi also wanted to express her feeling in a form that was different from talking. She recently lost someone very dear to her, and she wanted to let out her feelings. Her project brought her friends together since she hosted a tea party. Their presence helps her by showing her that she has support and comfort. The tea she used was Hibiscus with chia seeds with orange mint, spire mint, and Egyptian mint. The tea has a deep red color because of the Hibiscus. Kiyomi also mentioned how the red color reminds her on blood and the cycle of life.